Innovative platform is a crucial ten-year plan for change

The Agency for Integrated Rural Fire Management (AGIF) has kicked-off development of the SGIFR Interoperability Platform (PLIS), as envisaged in the 2020-2030 National Plan for Integrated Wildland Fire Management. The PLIS will link the data and significantly improve the information and decision support systems, combining the various sources of the different entities, ensuring that information is more easily shared, updated and gathered, and thereby providing a consolidated global view of processes and activities.

The information and decision support systems are a key enabler in the operation of the process chain and, consequently, for achieving the goals set in the 2020-2030 National Plan for Integrated Wildland Fire Management, under which the PLIS is one of the major projects of the National Action Plan to be implemented by 2022.

AGIF is the body responsible for designing the IT platform for interoperability between public and private entities, with a geographical component for the gathering, centralisation and sharing of information on planning, forecasting, decision-making, expedited assessment of potential losses, damage assessment and the management of rural fires.

The PLIS is divided into four stages: 1. Evaluation of the current situation and involvement of the entities, which should be completed in November; 2. Architecture (requirements analysis, design of the system architecture); 3. Development of the PLIS; 4. Implementation (monitoring, training, dissemination). During each of the four stages, specific operating platforms included in the PLIS architecture are expected to be developed by the participating entities, to ensure quick wins and add value to the SGIFR in the immediate and medium term.

The SGIFR Interoperability Platform (PLIS) embodies a functional, organisational and technological advancement that allows all entities to interact, share information and communicate with each other and with citizens.